Sustainable Tourism in Austria
- Topic area
- Basic services, Leader, municipalities
- Environment, biodiversity, nature conservation
- Climate protection and climate change
- Agriculture and forestry, incl. value chain
- Disaggregation level
- Animal welfare
- Education & lifelong learning
- Local amenities
- Social services
- Equal opportunity
- Climate protection
- Climate change adaptation
- Protected areas
- Nature conservation
- Environmental protection
- Alpine pasture management & mountain agriculture
- Knowledge transfer
- Project region
- Lower Austria
- Upper Austria
- LE– Programming Period
- LE 14–20
- Project period
- 2017-2019 (geplantes Projektende)
- Project costs overall
- EN - 10.1.19. Naturschutz
- Project initiator
- Philipp Walz
Short descriptionThoughts on sustainability
The possibility to experience a refreshing and relaxed vacation away from the hustle of mass tourism does not only have an effect on one's own quality of life, but rather helps to experience the people as well as the nature of the visited country as original and intensive as possible.
This form of tourism offers the unique opportunity to dive much deeper into the culture and way of life of the country and also to adapt to it, as it is possible in conventional mass tourism only to some extent.
While in mass tourism one often feels overstimulated and hardly finds time for rest and relaxation, sustainable tourism provides true moments to enter into an inner dialogue, to reflect on oneself and to return as a strengthened, vital and refreshed person from a vacation that lasts for a long time, in order to deal with confidence with the challenges that life presents.
Point of departureVacation with heart and mind
The goal of our website sustainable tourism is to offer vacationers in Austria an attractive alternative to mass tourism.
Austria should further develop as a vacation destination. We stand up for the fact that the needs of the people and also the future generations are satisfied.
For the tourism region Austria this means to commit itself to a sustainable way of life.
To ensure a sustainable development of the Austrian tourism, the ecological, economic and social dimensions must be ensured.
Targets and target groupsOur mission
To create worlds of experience for an unforgettable vacation feeling far beyond the vacation and to integrate this way of life into everyday life. This will reinforce the value of vacation and life.
Important for us is
- a lot of time
- learning languages
- local lifestyle
- new discoveries
- spontaneous decisions
- appropriate means of transport
Project implementation and measuresFor the project implementation, people from Austria, tourists in Austria, the tourism regions of Austria and the Federal Ministry for Sustainable Tourism will be enabled to exchange experiences on the website www.nachhaltigertourismus.at to jointly support a sustainable Austria.
This ay each person will be able to exchange experiences to enable a common knowledge transfer to develop a sustainable Austria for future generations.